Multiplicity Justin Bennett 2017
The (ongoing) project Multiplicity was developed during a residency at Overtoon which Bennett used to investigate the acoustic territories of the city of Brussels. Territories of language: voices, narratives. Territories of security: signals, announcements and sirens. Territories of work. Territories of birds and animals. Underground territories: the reverberations and resonances of the tunnels and passageways of the city.
Multiplicity consists of a number of pieces in different media which can be shown together or individually.
- A sculpture made of old brass instruments which plays an ever-changing five-channel composition of musical sounds and field recordings. The form of the instrument is based on the metro network of Brussels.
- A collection of "Filters" - small sculptural objects which act as listening tubes.
- A collection of recordings made through these filters.
- A text with sonogram images which analyzes the role of sirens in the soundscape of the city.
- A collection of drawings and photographs which provide context for the above works.
Coproduced by Overtoon, Jubilee and supported by Stroom Den Haag and Mondriaan Fonds.